Despite its extensive damages from Hurricane Sandy's wrath, nearly five months later, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Auxiliary Base in Mamaroneck's Harbor Island Park has reopened.
Though valuable items were moved in order to avoid potentially damaging floodwaters, the building took a beating. According to a release sent out by the USCG, interior walls had to be treated for mold; wires needed to be inspected for corrosion and carpeting and electric heating systems were replaced after over three feet of water came rushing in during the full force of the storm. The Village of Mamaroneck contributed $15K to repairs.
The base opened on March 13 for its first meeting, but will hold an official opening on April 18 at noon.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the U.S. Coast Guard and supports the Coast Guard in nearly all of its missions. The Auxiliary was created by Congress in 1939. For more information, please visit www.cgaux.org